Teacher wins scholarship
Fayetteville Street Elementary School’s Tomika Altman-Lewis recently received the Simon Terrell Honored Educator Scholarship through the N.C. Center for the Advancement of Teaching.
Altman-Lewis’s scholarship enabled her to attend NCCAT’s “Supporting Early Grades Literacy with Digital Tools” professional development program.
The scholarship honors one of the state’s legendary high school coaches, the late Simon F. Terrell of Chapel Hill, who taught and coached at Durham High and other regional schools before joining the administration of the N.C. School Athletic Association in 1959.
NCCAT’s Honored Educator Scholarship Program pays tribute to outstanding individuals and educators by providing scholarship funds in their names.
These scholarships make it possible for NCCAT to serve more teachers by supplementing the annual state allocation. Each named scholarship is awarded annually to a North Carolina teacher who will also receive a $250 cash award for a classroom project.
CMA junior wins competition
A City of Medicine Academy junior recently won second place at a national health professions competition.
Ramya Mulugur placed second in the nation in the Medical Law and Ethics competition against older and more experienced college students.
The N.C. Science Fair Foundation, the statewide nonprofit sponsor of the N.C. Science and Engineering Fair, has announced a new collaboration with the Biogen Idec Foundation as a signature sponsor.
The announcement was unveiled as part of the N.C. Chamber of Commerce’s Conference on Education.
The Biogen Idec Foundation awarded a three-year, $150,000 grant to the N.C. Science Fair Foundation that will allow the nonprofit to increase outreach to teachers in grades 3-12 across North Carolina and help teachers foster student-led research and inquiry in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math).
As part of that outreach, the Biogen Idec Foundation award is funding a series of five, daylong professional development sessions for teachers across North Carolina.
The award will also allow NCSFF to increase outreach to business and community leaders to encourage them to be actively involved in supporting student research at the local, regional and state level.
Through the NCSFF, North Carolina students go on to represent the state in national and international science and engineering research competitions.